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CAA Men’s Basketball Countdown – Towson

Oct 11, 2012, 8:21 AM EST

HEAD COACH: Pat Skerry
2011-12 RECORD: 1-31/1-17 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (2)
Marcus Damas, F – 12.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg
Kris Walden, G – 6.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Jamel Flash, F – 0.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Jerrelle Benimon, 6-8, 245, Jr., F – transfer from Georgetown
Mike Burwell, 6-5, 205, Jr., G – transfer from South Florida
Bilal Dixon, 6-9, 260, Grad., F/C – transfer from Providence
Jerome Hairston, 6-3, 190, Fr., G
Rafriel Guthrie, 6-3, 210, Jr., F/G – transfer from Southern Idaho

QUICK HITS
Damas ranked 18th in the CAA in scoring (12.5 ppg) last season and reached double figures in 22 games. He was also 19th in the league in rebounding (5.3 rpg). Walden started all 32 games as a freshman and was 9th in the CAA in assists (3.2 apg) and 13th in steals (1.3 spg). Three transfers from Big East schools should see immediate playing time – Benimon (Georgetown), Burwell (USF) and Dixon (Providence). Dixon made 68 starts for the Friars and played under Coach Skerry for two seasons when he was an assistant at Providence.